It is with great sadness that I write to tell you that Cathie Sabin passed away early this morning at Shrewsbury Hospice where she was admitted on Monday; her husband John was by her side.
Many of us knew that Cathie was once again having to deal with cancer and although her loss will be keenly felt by all who knew her, at least now her suffering is over. I know that she lived her last weeks with the same remarkable dignity and grace that has characterised her life; the last conversations which I had with her centred on tennis and her interest in others – typical Cathie. Whilst she will be sadly missed I would ask you to look positively on how fortunate we have all been to have known Cathie, and also spare a thought for John and the family whom she leaves behind.
Chair – Tennis Shropshire
The LTA have also published a tribute to Cathie which can be read here.